Shade 3D Professional
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Shade is a suite of tools for curved-surface 3D modeling, animation, and rendering. Highlights include a Line Offset Tool, a redesigned text tool (works with OpenType and TrueType fonts and offers better interactive control), Least Squares Conformal Map unwrapping integrated into the Unwrap Editor, STL Import/Export (a standard format for 3D printing), polarized 3D monitor support, SketchUp 2013 Import, and more. Shade is available for OS X 10.6-10.8 in Basic ($99), Standard ($249), and Professional ($499) editions.
What's New
Version 14.0.1:
  • Addresses issues with the new iMac 13-inch with Intel Iris Pro Graphics, MacBook Pro 13-inch Retina with Intel Iris Graphics, and MacBook Pro 15-inch Retina with Intel Iris Pro Graphics.
  • LSCM Mapping - LSCM (Least Squares Conformal Map) is a UV tool that lets you unwrap arbitrary surfaces by preserving local angles.
  • STL Import Export - Shade 3D is your go-to application for 3D printing with both import and export support for the STL format, along with other 3D printing optimizations.
  • Line Offset Tool - Select an existing line and create multiple copies of new lines offset from the original, with options for specific distance, line styles, numbers of new lines and shift.
  • Advanced Quality Optimization - Adjust the quality of light sources and surface materials individually, along with other quality adjustments in order to reduce your render time by 40% or more.
  • Text Primitive - Shade 3D Text Primitive tool lets you interactively enter text, select fonts, position, amount of extrusion and spacing and then generate 3D text objects.
  • 3D Polarized Monitor Support - Shade works with polarized (passive) 3D monitors now available with both OS X and Windows. View your work interactively in 3D.
  • OpenGL Core Profile - When using Use All Lights with OpenGL 3.2 or higher, light softness closely matches lighting in your final rendered images.
  • Line Thickness Tool - Use the Thickness Tool with Curved Surfaces and Polygon Meshes to add a thickness dimension to line objects.
  • SketchUp 2013 Import - Now supports the latest version of Sketchup, in addition to the previous Google Sketchup (version 8).
  • Other enhancements including color based display of double sided normals added to enhance working with objects for 3D printing.
Version 14.0.1:
  • Addresses issues with the new iMac 13-inch with Intel Iris Pro Graphics, MacBook Pro 13-inch Retina with Intel Iris Graphics, and MacBook Pro 15-inch Retina with Intel Iris Pro Graphics.
  • LSCM Mapping - LSCM (Least Squares Conformal Map) is a UV tool that lets you unwrap arbitrary surfaces by preserving local angles.
  • STL Import Export - Shade 3D is your more...
Requirements
Intel, OS X 10.7 or later



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Likos reviewed on 25 Nov 2009
For some reason this was the easiest 3D package for me to learn and be productive in. It is spline based modeling. The hierarchical object setup came very natural to me.

I'd have to say the biggest negative to this software is the general lack of information on it.
There are a few resources though.
http://www.shade3donline.com/forum/index.php
http://www.shadecamp.net/wiki/Main_Page

3D World mag issue 123 has Version 8.5 Pro free.
http://www.3dworldmag.com/page/3dworld?entry=3d_world_123_now_on
[Version 9.2]


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Southpawami rated on 15 May 2013

[Version 13.2.4]


Downloads:2,601
Version Downloads:188
Type:Multimedia Design : Animation
License:Demo
Date:09 Sep 2013
Platform:Intel 64 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price: $499.00
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Shade is a suite of tools for curved-surface 3D modeling, animation, and rendering. Highlights include a Line Offset Tool, a redesigned text tool (works with OpenType and TrueType fonts and offers better interactive control), Least Squares Conformal Map unwrapping integrated into the Unwrap Editor, STL Import/Export (a standard format for 3D printing), polarized 3D monitor support, SketchUp 2013 Import, and more. Shade is available for OS X 10.6-10.8 in Basic ($99), Standard ($249), and Professional ($499) editions.


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